Top Stories of 2017

Johns Hopkins medicine welcomes new leader

Kevin W. Sowers was appointed the next presi­dent of the Johns Hopkins Health System and execu­tive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, effec­tive Feb. 1. Sowers joins Johns Hopkins from Duke University Hospital—the flagship academic hospital for the Duke University Health System—where he has served as president and CEO for eight years.

U.S. news & world report’s best hospitals results

U.S. News & World Report ranked The Johns Hopkins Hospital #3 in the nation and #1 in Maryland for 2017–18. This—coupled with the pediatric ranking in which U.S. News named Johns Hopkins Children’s Center #5 nation­ally—makes Johns Hopkins the nation’s top-ranked hospital combined for both adult and pediatric care

Blocal exceeds goals, invests millions in baltimore

Johns Hopkins and 24 Baltimore-area companies have sur­passed their three-year goals to build, hire and buy locally through the BLocal initiative. Local business and civic leaders gathered Dec. 11 to celebrate BLocal’s success, which includes investing $86 million locally and hiring nearly three times the three-year goal.

Healthy snack choices in vending machines

Having a healthy snack can be an important part of the day. The key is to select one that will help—not hurt—your body. In a continuing effort to provide options that support employees in making healthy choices, more nutri­tious snack options are now available in the Johns Hopkins Hospital vending machines.

State-of-the-art facility opens for patients with infectious diseases

The John G. Bartlett Specialty Practice at The Johns Hopkins Hospital opened to address the growing demand for outpatient health care. The brand-new facility includes more than two dozen exam rooms, infusion services and other much-needed services for patients with an array of infectious diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis C.

5 school of medicine programs ranked top 5

Johns Hopkins University graduate pro­grams in nursing, education, medicine and biomedical engineering remain among the best in the nation, accord­ing to U.S. News & World Report’s 2016 lists of best graduate schools. The school of medicine was ranked first for its geriatric program and remained tied for third among medical schools focused on research.

Vehicle escort service pilot pro­gram for the east baltimore campus

The Department of Corporate Security, Parking and Transportation conducted a pilot vehicle escort service on the East Baltimore campus for Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System faculty and staff members, students and trainees who live in the program’s specified area. During the pilot program, a survey was conducted to gauge rider satisfaction and to better understand peak hours of use for the service.